Town Committee Meets January 22nd At City Hall
The Democratic Town Committee will hold its first meeting of the year at New Britain City Hall Room 504 on Thursday, January 22nd, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes state legislative issues, committee updates, municipal endorsement activities and Justice of the Peace appointments. All Democrats are welcome.
Campaign 2015: Nominations Committee Begins Work On Municipal Endorsements
A DTC nominating and candidate recruitment committee has begun work on endorsements for city offices this year. The Town Committee will endorse candidates for Mayor, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Common Council, Board of Education, Board of Assessment Appeal and Constable between July 21-28.
Members of the DTC on the nominations group include former Schools Supt. Ron Jakubowski, DTC District Leader Jahaira Jimenez, Associate DTC member Rosemary Klotz, former BOE President Peter Kochol, Democratic State Central Committeewoman Emma Pierce, DTC Recording Secretary Ann Speyer and DTC Chairman John McNamara.
McNamara said the committee will consider all potential candidates and make recommendations to the 47-member DTC prior to July endorsements.
“The DTC is discussing a mayoral run with several high-profile Democrats who have the experience, maturity and skills to lead the city in 2015,” said McNamara. “The nominations process involves identifying a diverse slate of candidates who are representative of residents and who are attuned to community needs.”
Interviews with municipal candidates will begin in early February.
The DTC invites prospective candidates for all offices to submit a candidate information form that is online https://newbritaindemocrat.org/municipal-candidate-information-2015/
New Britain Events For MLK Day Monday 1.19.2015
Mary McLeod Bethune Club To Hear NBHS Principal
“Strengthening Our Youth and Children to be empowered in the 21st Century” is the theme of the Mary McCloud Bethune Club’s program on the Martin Luther King national holiday January 19th.
David Chambers, Principal of New Britain High School, will be the speaker for the annual King Day observance that will also include an appeal for scholarship giving. Joining Bethune Club members will be Cong. Elizabeth Esty (D-5) and leaders of the New Britain branch of the NAACP. The event will be held at 2 p.m. at Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane in New Britain.
The city’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities program will include a ceremony after 10:30 a,m, at MLK Park at the corner of MLK Drive and Stanley Street after the Commission’s traditional morning breakfast at Angelico’s Restaurant.
The New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., will observe the King holiday with a special Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The celebration will include a range of activities including art activities, film showings and photographic images on display. Children and families are invited to create a bumper sticker in the Stanley Works Center featuring an inspiring King quote.
The historic “I Have a Dream” speech will be shown throughout the afternoon. Admission is free for all. For more information, call the museum at (860) 229-0257 or visit www.nbmaa.org.
Tony Norris’ Dinner For Urban Oaks Farm To Be Held January 31st
The 3rd annual Tony Norris Dinner will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University’s Memorial Hall. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at our farm stand or by calling (860) 223-6200. All proceeds will go to Urban Oaks Organic Farm.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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